This weekend marks the grand opening of many new rides and attractions, and one of the largest is Manta at Sea World Sand Diego. The park's brand new double-launch roller coaster is taking its first riders around the course, inviting them to feel as though they're swimming with a ray.
The trip includes a dive under the bridge that guests use to enter the Manta ride plaza and ray exhibit. As the train dives down toward a water feature fountains shoot as if the ray-themed trains had skimmed the water.
The ride's entrance features a beautiful rock structure that holds the ride's marquee, and guests descend down under it as they enter the ride's queue. The winding queue takes guests past the 100,000 gallon marine life exhibit, including 400 fishes and 65 California bat rays.
Manta was created for Sea World San Diego by Mack Rides, of Germany. The coaster is designed for families to be able to experience together with a low height requirement of 48 inches. The four trains have a beautiful Manta ray shaped first car that leads the trains through the two LSM launches.
If you are interested in checking out a point-of-view movie of Manta, check that out at this link!